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Lauren Calve Live at Washington Harbour Oct. 24

October 20, 2019

Performing live at Washington Harbour on October 24, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm is Virginia native Lauren Calve, a Washington, D.C. area singer-songwriter, guitar and lap steel player.

 

Starting with her days attending the open mic nights at the well-loved, but now defunct Arlington, VA live music haven Iota Club and Cafe, Calve became known for her strong, soulful vocal style and skillful playing.  Seeing her perform, one thinks of Patty Griffin’s dynamic voice, Bonnie Raitt’s smoky aura, and Ben Harper’s unique slide style.  She released her debut EP, "Between the Creek and the Tracks" in 2014, for which she earned a Washington Area Music Association nomination for Best Roots Rock Vocalist.  

Her musical compositions find their ground in the tried and true sounds of Americana, but their strength lies in how they go beyond tradition into innovative melodies, structures and arrangements that define their originality.  Lyrically, Calve's concerns also go into interesting, personal territory, as she uses memorable imagery and meter to write about complex issues too little found in popular music, such as the contemplation of nature and its connection to spirituality, feminist responses to traditional conceptions of gender roles, and the importance of political consciousness in a democracy.  She has become a mainstay at prominent local and regional venues, and is honored to have opened for artists like Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek, Cruz Contreras of The Black Lillies, Charlie Worsham and Wade Bowen. 

 

Whether playing intimately by herself, with an accompanying guitarist, or with a rocking full band,  Lauren impresses audiences with her raw performances.  She has recently revived the Lauren Calve Band with an all-star all female lineup to support her sophomore release, "Light Dark".  Lauren is also a member of D.C.’s Americana “super group” Run Come See. On the basis of her collaboration on original songs with the two other founding members of that band, Run Come See released their debut album in March 2017 to the praise of the D.C. Commission for the Arts and Humanities, Listen Local First and Brightest Young Things. Building on the vibrant blend of blues, country and rock that continues to shape Calve’s musical vision, she is busy writing a new crop of songs and developing her full band sound to great anticipation.  

 

Washington Harbour is located at 3050 K Street in Georgetown.


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Dumbarton at Dusk Fall Festival Oct. 17

September 26, 2019

Throw on your Halloween costume October 17, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm and join Dumbarton House as they partner with Geppetto Catering for their Annual Fall Festival to benefit the Red Cross.

 

Enjoy live music, while enjoying free food, candy, photo booth, pumpkin carving, cash bar and more. 

 

Feeling competitive? Participate in a pumpkin carving contest. Pumpkins and all carving tools will be provided- all you bring is your creativity! Winner will receive a drop dinner for 12 from Geppetto Catering and free Dumbarton House museum membership! 

 

Admission is a suggested donation of $10.00 to benefit the Red Cross. Purchase tickets here.

Dumbarton House is located at 2715 Q Street in Georgetown.


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Taste of Georgetown Sept. 22

August 18, 2019

The 2019 Washingtonian Taste of Georgetown, presented by INFINITI, will be held on Sunday, September 22 from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. It will be held on K Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Thomas Jefferson Street.

 

Washington, D.C.’s most anticipated epicurean festival will be celebrating its 26th year with creative tastes from more than 30 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants along with beer and wine. This foodie event takes place in the heart of Georgetown, on K Street NW, between Wisconsin Avenue and Thomas Jefferson Street and along the scenic Georgetown Waterfront. 

 

This longstanding event in Georgetown benefits the Georgetown Ministry Center’s mission to support the homeless. The event began over 20 years ago by Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown and its former Rector David Bird and member Robert Egger, who went on to found DC Central Kitchen. 

 

Georgetown and Washingtonian invite you to Eat, Drink, Play with us at the Taste of Georgetown - the only opportunity to taste one’s way through Georgetown in an afternoon! Taste of Georgetown 2019 will feature signature dishes from Georgetown’s popular dining spots. 

 

IS THIS EVENT DOG FRIENDLY? Yes! 

 

ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED ? Yes, this event is family-friendly. We have a Kids' Corner tent with coloring and face painting, too!  Please note there will be live music.

 

WHERE CAN I BUY TASTE TICKETS? Discounted tickets can be bought online here. Ticket packets will also be sold onsite at the Ticket Sales tents which will accept cash and credit.  Pre-sale Taste tickets are sold in packs of 5, 8, & 11. Single tickets are not available. Tickets are non-refundable. 

 

DO I NEED A TICKET TO ENTER TASTE OF GEORGETOWN? No, the event is free to enter. 

 

DO I NEED TASTE TICKETS? Yes! One Taste Ticket is good for 1 food item, 1 beer or wine, 2 waters or soft drinks. You can only buy food and drinks using Taste Tickets. Food vendors and bars cannot accept payment other than a Taste Ticket. Retail vendors will be able to accept payment for their retail products onsite. 

 

WHERE CAN I ENTER THE EVENT? Entrances to Taste of Georgetown will be located on the corners of K Street NW & Thomas Jefferson, K Street NW & Wisconsin Ave NW, and K Street NW & 31st Street NW.

IS THIS EVENT BIKE FRIENDLY? No. Bicyclists traveling through the area will need to dismount and walk their bikes through the event, or alternatively, use the C & O Towpath or other route to connect from the Capital Crescent to the Rock Creek Trail.


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